Jennie K Wilson Invitational

The Jennie K Wilson Invitational Golf Tournament marked its Golden anniversary in May 2000.

Sponsored by the Mid Pacific Country Club Women’s division, the event has helped to promote women’s golf in Hawaii and is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the state. The tournament was named in honor of Jennie K. Wilson, a former dancer in the court of King Kalakaua, and the wife of one of Honolulu’s beloved mayors, John H. Wilson, after whom the “Wilson Tunnel” on the Likelike Highway was named. Even though Jennie K. was not a golfer, she was beloved by people from all over Oahu.

The “Jennie K.”, as the tournament is fondly known in the golfing community, is considered the premier amateur women’s golf event in Hawaii. It is one of only two 54-hole low gross medal play tournaments for amateur women. The tournament is played at Mid Pacific Country Club, in Lanikai, Kailua, where the course sports a spectacular backdrop, with glorious views of the Ko’olau mountain range. Golfers from many different walks of life and generations are proud to say they are participants and winners of the “Jennie K.”

Participants over the years have been the best women golfers in Hawaii and around the world. The winner of the inaugural Jennie K was Edna Lee Jakola, who went on to win again in 1955. Other winners included six-time winner Joan Damon, Billie Beamer, Lesly Ann Komoda, Anna Umemura and Michelle Wie who won the title at the age of 11. The 2004 Jennie K. winner was 16 year old Amanda Wilson of Hilo.

The motto of the Jennie K. since its inaugural year in 1950 is Kulia I Ka Nu’u, meaning strive for the highest. Not only was this the personal motto of both Queen Kapiolani and Aunty Jennie, year after year it also seems to fit for each of the women challenging them in this prestigious competition.

  • Jennie K. Wilson Invitational Date
    • Tournament

      May 19-21

      Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, May 10, 2017

  • Entry Form

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      Course: Mid Pacific Country Club - Lanikai, Kailua, Hawai'i

      Tournament: 54 hole low gross medal play. The tournament will be governed by the 2015 -2018 USGA Rules and Local Rules of MPCC shall apply.

      The tournament champion shall be the player with the lowest 54 hole gross score.Ties for 1st place in each flight will be decided by a sudden death playoff starting at #1 tee: all other ties will be decided by matching of cards according to the USGA format.

      1. The Jennie K. Wilson 2017 Tournament Committee has set a field of 120 amateur women golfers 16 years or older with a handicap index of 22.0 or less, effective May 1st. Golfers of any age with a handicap index of 4.0 or less can play in the championship flight. All entries are subject to approval of the tournament committee.

      2. Electric carts will be provided during tournament play. Two carts per foursome only. Players only in carts.

      3. Tee times for Friday's round will be posted after 12 noon Monday, May 15, 2017. Tee times for all three days will be between 7:15—9:30 am.

      4. Players must check in at the registration desk 20 minutes prior to tee time.

      5. The committee has the right to change a player's flight upon entry or after 36 holes of play.

      6. Use of cellular phones and pagers will not be allowed on the course.

      7. Metallic spikes will not be allowed on the course. No club storage at Mid-Pacific Country Club.

      8. All applicants will be notified via telephone or email; by May 2, 2017 if they are not in the tournament.

      9. No caddies are allowed.

      10. USGA rangefinders will be allowed.

      Flights: There will be 6 flights—from Championship to "E" flight. Lowest handicap index between January 1—May 1, 2017 will be used to make the flights. Flight breakdown is subject to the discretion of the Tournament Committee.

      Entry Fee: $220 Includes; cart & green fees for three days of tournament; one practice round, PUPU PARTY on Friday afternoon, May 19, AWARDS BANQUET on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Doors will open at 12:00pm; Lunch 1:15pm; Awards Ceremony ends by 5:00pm.

      Entry acceptances will be based on the postmarked date on entries. No refunds will be issued after May 15, 2017.

      Practice: Free practice round Monday, May 15, 2017 (Cart fee $20). Only off-island players will be able to practice on another day. Call Golf Shop (808-261-9765) for a starting time one week prior.

      Note: Friday, May 19, 2017 - Opening Day Ceremonies at 6:45am. Continental Breakfast will be served that day at 6:30am. All participants will be sent a notice with information on flight breakout, clubhouse hours, and tee times by Monday, May 15, 2017.

      Make Check payable to Mid-Pacific Country Club.
      A separate check for each entry.

      Mail to:
      2017 Jennie K Wilson Invitational
      266 Kaelepulu Drive
      Kailua HI 96734

      Tournament Contact: (Information & Cancellations)
      Kathy Ordway (808) 262-2428

      Entry Fee: $220.00

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  • Past Champions
    • 2016 Jennie K. Wilson Invitational Champion

      Kaira Nabeshima

      1950 Edna Lee
      1951 Jackie Yates
      1952 Jackie Pung
      1953 Jackie Yates
      1954 Jackie Yates
      1955 Edna Lee
      1956 Tura Nagatoshi
      1957 Joan Damon
      1958 Ramona McGuire
      1959 Ramona McGuire
      1960 Amie Amizich
      1961 Joan Damon
      1962 Joan Damon
      1963 Joan Damon
      1964 Joan Damon
      1965 Billie Beamer
      1966 Joan Damon
      1967 No Tournament
      1968 Tura Nagatoshi
      1969 Billie Beamer
      1970 Tura Nagatoshi
      1971 Eva Chang
      1972 Marga Stubblefield
      1973 Ai-Yu Tu
      1974 Yu-Hsia Tai
      1975 Li Hsiang (Angel) Tsai
      1976 Brenda Rego
      1977 Althea Tome
      1978 Debbie Spencer
      1979 Huang Pi-Hsun
      1980 Cindy Flom
      1981 Beverly Kim
      1982 Lynne Winn

      1983 Lori Castillo
      1984 Bobbie Kokx
      1985 Mildred Stanley
      1986 Sherrie Sue
      1987 Lynne Winn
      1988 Pam Kometani
      1989 Sherrie Sue
      1990 Nicole Horner
      1991 Lesly Ann Komoda
      1992 Donna Forbes
      1993 Lesley Ann Komoda
      1994 Kari Lee Williams
      1995 Anna Umemura
      1996 Kathy Cho
      1997 Anna Umemura
      1998 Anna Umemura
      1999 Kari Lee Williams
      2000 Bobbi Kokx
      2001 Michelle Wie
      2002 Kira-Ann Murashige
      2003 Stephanie Kono
      2004 Amanda Wilson
      2005 Mari Chun
      2006 Kristina Merkle
      2007 Kristina Merkle
      2008 Xyra Suyetsugu
      2009 Kristina Merkle
      2010 Kristina Merkle
      2011 Eri Jona
      2012 Nicole Sakamoto
      2013 Hinako Yamauchi
      2014 Mariel Galdiano
      2015 Mariel Galdiano

  • Jennie K. Merit Scholarship